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2002 Saturn Vue: many labor hours

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How many labor hours for a valve cover gasket and timing chain seal replacement in a 2002 Saturn Vue?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Jerry replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

 

Let me give you the times for the,

1. Front crankshaft seal, (that is in the timing cover)

2. The timing cover gasket itself

3. The valve cover gasket

 

LaborSkill
Level
Mfg.
Warranty
Standard
Front Crankshaft Seal
ReplaceB0.01.8

 

LaborSkill
Level
Mfg.
Warranty
Standard
Timing Cover
Replace
Front CoverB0.02.1

 

LaborSkill
Level
Mfg.
Warranty
Standard
Valve Cover
ReplaceC0.02.1

 

 

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Expert:  Jerry replied 5 years ago.

And whoa...I didn't see that at first. In fact, there has been a service bulletin on the front seal. Normally a computer test will not detect any warning light system malfunctions.

 

 

Bulletin No.: 04-06-01-009A

Date: November 01, 2005

TECHNICAL

Subject:
Oil Leak from Engine Front Cover Crankshaft Oil Seal During Extremely Cold Weather (Replace Crankshaft Front Oil Seal)

 

Models:
2002-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
2004-2005 Chevrolet Classic
2004-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
2005-2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
2002-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
2002-2005 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire
2005-2005 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only)
2000-2005 Saturn L-Series
2002-2005 Saturn ION, VUE

 

with 2.2L Ecotec Four-Cylinder Engine (VINs D, F - RPO L61)

Supercede:

This bulletin is being revised to add additional models and model years, update the information and title, and correct the Parts Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 04-06-01-009 (Section 06 - Engine Mechanical).

Condition

Some customers may comment on an oil leak from the front engine cover crankshaft oil seal during extremely cold weather.

 

Cause

During extremely cold weather, moisture at the engine crankshaft balancer may freeze to the crankshaft front oil seal, which may result in the oil seal being torn when the engine is started.

 

Correction

Replace front crankshaft oil seal with a new service part, P/N 12584041, which is constructed of an improved sealing compound that is not susceptible to freezing. Refer to the service procedure in this bulletin to replace the front crankshaft oil seal.

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